The sun shone this evening as I strolled from my office in Whitehall to Embankment tube.
The roads seemed empty apart from the presence of police vehicles, who’s sirens joined with the noise of the helicopter to disturb the tranquillity of the evening.
No one appeared to be manning the “Evening Standard” stall outside Embankment station, which seemed odd given the events of the day.
“Watch out for card clash”, the automated announcement said as we commuters filed along, in a more or less orderly fashion.
I passed part of my journey home, from Victoria to Gipsy Hill, in conversation with a lady. We spoke about my guide dog, Trigger.
Just another daily commute then, when I reached the pub, the horror of the day replayed again on television.

My place of work is in Whitehall, some little distance from Parliament where the terrorist atrocity occurred this afternoon. I am unharmed and (fortunately) none of my colleagues or friends where affected by today’s incident. However the shock remains with me.

16 thoughts on “Commute

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Thank you Chris. I appreciate your comment. I am currently Whitehall based but will be moving to offices in Victoria Street as from Monday of next week. I try not to talk about my day job, however, at times like these I felt compelled to post about matters I wouldn’t (usually) refer to. Best, Kevin

  1. Victoria Zigler (@VictoriaZigler)

    I’m very pleased you were unharmed, though sorry it happened at all.

    I spent the day away from home yesterday, though thankfully not in London. I knew nothing of the attack until hubby and I were waiting for a taxi from the local train station to home in the evening, and someone who had just come down from spending the day up in London told us about it. I think he just wanted someone to vent his anxieties on, since he wasn’t waiting for a taxi himself, and set off to his own home on foot immediately after sharing his tale and his thoughts on the matter. I don’t blame him though. Things like that are scary enough when you hear about them and are nowhere near the area. It must be worse still knowing you weren’t far from where they took place at the time.

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Thanks Tori. I’m glad the gentleman you spoke with returned safe and well from London. Yes it is worrying. I was also in central London at the time of the bus bombs, which also flowed from Islamic terrorism. However you just have to get on with your life, otherwise the fanatics and crackpots win. To be clear, the overwhelming majority of Muslims dont support terrorism and my reference to Islamic terrorism is in no way aimed at the vast majority of Muslims who are just as horrified by the events of yesterday as is everyone else.

      1. Victoria Zigler (@VictoriaZigler)

        Yes, I’m aware that most muslims are just as disgusted and dismayed as we are with terrorist behaviour. I think it’s disgraceful that people assume otherwise, and wish people wouldn’t be so quick to judge based on a person’s faith, nationality, etc.

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